Tuesday, 24 April 2012


A news story caught my attention today about Claire Squires, the marathon runner, who tragically died, just moments before the finishing line. Her life and the story of her running to raise money for the Samaritans inspired and touched so many people that over £400,000 have been donated in her memory.

When it may appear as the economy and society is going to the dogs, we can all be touched by the story of a woman who put others first. Claire’s friends talk of how she lived life to the full; put others first and had a real thirst for life in its fullness. What a legacy.

So, if someone we loved died tomorrow, what would we say and I suspect, regret that we hadn’t said today? Say it now. Life is too precious and too short. Live it now.